Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.69/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Weyerbacher = Creepy Label Art. Yes, that has been my conclusion about this brew for years. Creepy clown on the beer label staring at me with a sinister gleam in his eye? Pass. Goofy-looking monks with weirdly curved ears giving me a disturbing look while other menacing monks fiddle in the background? Nope. However, I finally decided to ignore the poor marketing and try...THE BEER. Here are my results... .
Appearance 4.0: Pours out a beautiful golden color with a nice 1/2" head. The head quickly faded, but there are lots of tiny, bottle-conditioned bubbles all over the place in this beer. Certainly qualifies for the "outstanding" category.
Smell 3.5: Very pleasant, but subdued bouquet. Lots of hints of Belgian yeast and spice, along with a slight boozy aroma.
Taste 3.75: Front is sweet on the palate, with a slightly sour, slightly yeasty taste. Middle is where a certain sour taste dominates, but it is well-balanced by the treacly sweetness also present. In the Finish, the spice and yeast pop up and hit you right in the middle of the palate, which is a good thing. The taste at this flavor level is one of slight spiciness, along with a very light and dry yeast flavor. Aftertaste is short, dry and refreshing.
Mouthfeel 3.50: Bottle-conditioned carbonation was spot-on and complementary.
Overall 3.75: I have to state that my initial reservations about this brew, -based on the creepy label art-- were unfounded. Very good Tripel and very refreshing take on a standard and popular style. Very good beer and a dangerous one. Why? Because this is a dry, refreshing and light on the palate Tripel that is NINE POINT THREE PERCENT ABV. That's why I typed it in all caps, folks. Be very careful with this bad boy, because it can creep up on you.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 05:01:46 | More by BeerDocT
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